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  • RFID Reader Maker Announces FCC Problems

    Yesterday afternoon RFID reader manufacturer AWID issued a statement from its chairman and interim CEO Larry Kellam. In a nutshell, the statement indicates that some of the company's products are not compliant with the rules of the FCC, the US governmental agency which regulates the radio waves.

  • AWID Halts Sales of RFID Readers

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    The California-based company is investigating claims that at least some its RFID interrogators are not FCC-certified.

  • PBS Video Spotlights RFID

    By Jonathan Collins

    A six-minute video explaining the technology and its uses will soon be broadcast nationally on public television.

  • First RFID Item-Level Tagged Store Opens

    Yesterday Dutch book retailer Boekhandels Groep Nederland (BGN) opened what it calls the world's first item-level tagged store. Every book in the Almere, Netherlands-based SmartStore has a Rafsec Gen2 tag attached to it. Another item-level tagged BGN SmartStore is slated to open in October. Progress Software led the deployment.

  • NEC to Sell Gen 2 Readers in Japan

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    The Japanese electronics firm plans to market the interrogators, based on Impinj's Speedway design, for use in Japan.

  • Alien, Unisys Form Reseller Agreement

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    The two companies are working together to bring Alien goods and Unisys' consulting and integration services to a global customer base.

  • OATSystems Gets $12.5m, New CEO

    Leading middleware provider OATSystems today announced the closing of $12.5 million in funding and the appointment of a new CEO.

  • Summary of Baird RFID Monthly for April

    Baird has released its April report. The fourteen-page document is a worthwhile read for anyone requiring an overview of the industry's last 30 days. For those without time to do so, we have reprinted here the report's summary.

  • CPG Manufacturers Need RFID Framework

    By Claire Swedberg

    After surveying U.S. makers of consumer packaged goods, the Grocery Manufacturers Association published a white paper promoting a three-tier template to guide RFID adoption.

  • IPico Holdings Acquired by Canadian Co.

    By Jonathan Collins

    Now named iPico Inc., the RFID systems developer and manufacturer is set to raise its profile in the North American market.

  • 2006: Another Building Year for EPC RFID

    Despite recent optimism, ARC Advisory Group's Chantal Polsonetti argues in this guest column that the 2006 forecast around EPC RFID is conservative due to the measured pace of retailer rollouts, the need to transition to Gen2 technology, and continued search for ROI among even the leading adopters.

  • Tire-Tag Maker Offers Blowout Price

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    Advanced ID says it will drop per-tag prices to 40 cents for orders of at least 10 million.

  • Utah Buses to Get RFID-Enabled Fareboxes

    By Claire Swedberg

    In time for next winter's ski season, the Utah Transit Authority plans to implement what it claims is the United States' first contactless payment system installed on buses.

  • RFID News Roundup

    By Andrew Price

    BEA Systems, HP joining forces; RFIDSupplyChain.com offers Omron Compliance Package; Omron boosts Gen 2 tag production capacity; Hypercom adds interrogator to PIN pad; printed tags to play important role in smart packaging.

  • HP and BEA Systems Partner Around RFID

    Hewlett-Packard and infrastructure software provider BEA Systems this week formalized a partnership to provide RFID solutions to global enterprises. HP will contribute its consulting, integration, support, and manufacturing services to the relationship, and BEA its WebLogic software platform.

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